Perhaps more than any year since we started tracking it, the revolving door of the Atlanta Consular Corps rotated rapidly in 2016, with key arrivals and departures among the city’s always churning cadre of diplomats. Notably, the deanship — the title of longest-serving member, who runs the communal functions of the consular corps — was passed to El Salvador’s […]
Book: Vik Muniz, The Catalogue Authors: Arthur Ollman, director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, Calif.; Brett Abbott, Donald and Marilyn Keough Family curator of Photography and Head of Collections, the High Museum of Art Review by: Phil Bolton, publisher of Global Atlanta; Amanda Villa-Lobos, photographer There is so much to say […]
For Brazil’s beleaguered economy, the best long-term investment may be spending political capital to ensure that the government keeps its purse strings tight — at least according to one expert. That seems to be what’s happening now in South America’s largest economy, where a constitutional amendment that would cap spending at the previous year’s […]
Not that investors are necessarily banging down Brazil’s doors at this sensitive time, but getting access to the country could get even tougher if a labor stoppage within its foreign ministry doesn’t abate soon. Staffers tasked with processing visa applications at the Consulate General of Brazil in Atlanta have joined their foreign-ministry colleagues at more […]
That Brazil’s Congress overwhelmingly voted to officially remove President Dilma Rousseff from office Wednesday came as no surprise: It was widely speculated that the beleaguered leader, suspended in May, would be forced to step down by a two-thirds vote. But according to one expert, it’s a watershed event in a series of developments illustrating the South American […]
Amidst considerable negative press surrounding the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, an Atlanta nonprofit is shining a bright light on the positive development stories coming out of local community projects in the Brazilian city. Rise Up & Care, founded by Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Kirk Bowman, is sponsoring a film festival […]
When the World Affairs Council of Atlanta sought to fill the shoes of recently retired programs director Cedric Suzman, it cast a wide net in terms of geography and qualifications.
A $3 million grant to the University of Georgia‘s “Portuguese Flagship Program” is bound to increase the number of students who know the difference between “obrigado,” and “obrigada.” In Brazil the men say “obrigato” and the women say “obrigada” to express gratitude. Flagship program director Robert Moser, associate professor of Portuguese in the Franklin College […]
Long-time Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce-Southeast President Lucia Jennings is planning to step down, she announced in an email to chamber members and supporters.
WEG S.A., the Brazilian motor manufacturer with U.S. headquarters and warehouse in Atlanta, last month purchased a competitor in Indiana to expand its presence in the American market.